External Ventricular Drainage EVD
An external ventricular drain (EVD), also known as a ventriculostomy or extraventricular drain, is a device used in neurosurgery to treat hydrocephalus and relieve elevated intracranial pressure when the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) inside the brain is obstructed. An EVD is a flexible plastic catheter placed by a neurosurgeon or neurointensivist and managed by intensive care unit (ICU) physicians and nurses. The purpose of external ventricular drainage is to divert fluid from the ventricles of the brain and allow for monitoring of intracranial pressure. An EVD must be placed in a center with full neurosurgical capabilities, because immediate neurosurgical intervention can be needed if a complication of EVD placement, such as bleeding, is encountered.
•100% silicone catheter.
•Multiperforated catheter with closed distal end.
•New “Y” connector for sample collection and medicine
•Luer lock connector.
•Guidewire-stainless steel wire.
•Closed system minimizes the risk of infection.
•Extra collection bag (800 ml.).